Purpose of the Plan
Discharges of contaminants into the air can affect the health of
people and communities and the environment. This plan sets out the way
in which Environment Southland will control and manage discharges such
as those from industrial and trade premises, other premises throughout
Southland, odour, and motor vehicle emissions.
Regional Air Plan 2016
It updates the previous air plan, which is reviewed to reflect the
community’s health values, current air quality issues and the National
Environmental Standards for Air Quality (NES).
As a regional council, we have a legal obligation to manage our
region’s air quality. Smoke from home chimneys is the major cause of air
pollution in the built-up areas of Invercargill and Gore, particularly
during the winter months.
The plan includes new rules for home heating, outdoor burning, the
application of agrichemicals and fertilisers and fire training. All
other discharges to air (such as industrial and commercial discharges)
will be reviewed in Stage 2 of the Air Plan Review.
You can find out more about improving air quality at www.BreatheEasySouthland.co.nz
Regional Air Plan 2016.pdf